What’s the Difference Between Home Care and Home Health Care Services?

January 28, 2020By Best CareBlog

Though you may hear someone use the terms “home care” and “home health care” interchangeably, these types of services are vastly different. A good way to think about home care vs. home health is to remember the differences between non-medical vs. medical services. Home care involves the personal assistance of a caregiver while home health … Read More

Home Care Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients

January 21, 2020By Best CareSenior Home Care

Providing home care services to someone living with either Alzheimer’s or dementia takes great patience, flexibility, and careful planning to ensure your loved one maintains a happy life in the comforts of home. If you’re caring for a parent or grandparent struggling with memory loss and confusion, here are some tips to help you simplify … Read More

What is ABA Therapy?

December 28, 2019By Best CareBlog

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a form of therapy designed to encourage positive social behaviors in children and adults living with certain developmental disorders: “The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning,” (Autism Speaks). ABA therapy can be applied in many different environments, including the … Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Home Care Services

December 9, 2019By Best CareBlog

When most people hear the phrase “home care services,” they tend to focus on at-home senior care. And while seniors can certainly benefit from hiring a home care agency to assist them with completing daily tasks, other home care options are available to any age group.  To help you understand the types of home care … Read More

What Are the 5 Different Types of Autism?

November 19, 2019By Best CareBlog

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1 in every 59 children in America (Autism Speaks). Established as an umbrella term in 2013, ASD is not one single condition but a spectrum of closely related disorders that can affect a child’s social behaviors, speech and language patterns, and/or cognitive development skills. As a parent, relative, or … Read More

DHS Announces Changes To MNSure Application for Health Coverage

November 4, 2019By Best CareBlog

On November 1, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) published new changes and modifications to the MNSure Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs. According to DHS, the majority of these changes were a direct result of input and suggestions made from the following key stakeholders: County Workers Tribal Agencies DHS Employees … Read More

Can Paid Caregivers Work Overtime?

September 13, 2019By Best CareSenior Home Care

Home care services are some of the fastest growing industries in the country, yet home caregiving is currently one of the most understaffed jobs of 2019. For those who are looking to explore the possibilities of pursuing a career as a home caregiver (also known as a personal care assistant), now is the perfect time. … Read More

How Much Do Personal Care Assistants Make?

September 6, 2019By Best CareSenior Home Care

Considering a career in homecare services? There are many amazing benefits available to personal care assistants at Best Home Care, including flexible hours, PTO, holiday pay, and more. If you’re an individual taking care of a family member, you’ll also benefit from the added sense of security that comes from knowing your loved one’s health … Read More

How to Keep Track of Your Best Care Timesheet

August 30, 2019By Best CareBlog

Thanks to Best Care, working as a home caregiver is simpler than ever before. In addition to providing links to online training and exams to become a home caregiver, Best Care offers tips and training videos on our website and in our weekly blog posts. This week we’d like to provide you with a helpful … Read More